On arrival of the Spanish the Maya world in the present territory of the State in four chiefdoms was divided in provinces were, from north to south: Ecab, Cochua, Uaymil and Chactemal. In the province of Cochua populations were currently belonging to the municipality of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, as are Chunyaxche Polyuc, Kampocolche, Chunhuhub, Tabi and the capital was located in Tihosuco. Province also known Uaymil Mayan populations settled in the Bay of the Holy Spirit and what is now the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto.
Led by Francisco de Montejo (the Spanish) in 1544, gained the present territory of the municipality, its inhabitants being subject to parcel systems, which had to give tribute to the conquerors serve and suffer abuse and exploitation. This situation lasted during the colonial and independence without there being any benefit to the Indians, until July 30, 1847, rebelled Tepich commanded by Cecilio Chi and later by Jacinto Pat and other Mayan leaders, initiating the War Breeds that for more than 50 years remained at war with the Mayans of the Peninsula. During this period he founded Chan Santa Cruz, home of the Talking Cross was a symbol for the integration of rebel Maya and functioned as the capital of the Indians, why was invaded several times, then this population would become the town of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, municipal.
Located in the heart of the state of Quintana Roo, 157 km from the state capital, Chetumal and 233 km from Cancun this target is linked to the following cities:
Felipe Carrillo Puerto represents the cultural identity of the state, founded on October 15, 1850 with the name of Santa Cruz Balam NojKaj NajK'anpokolche 'Kaj, has on its surface more than 90% of the Biosphere Reserve Sian Ka'an declared a World Heritage Site. The basis of its economy is agricultural production, forestry, fishing and tourism alternative currently. Among the places you can visit in this place is the House of Culture, the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross, the stack of Spanking, Maya Ceremonial Center of the Talking Cross, the KIU k'i Tourist Stop, the legendary Pich tree and Regional Museum Popol Nah of music. During the 365 days of the year, many traditional festivals take place in the Maya peoples in honor of his saints. At these parties they make pilgrimages, guilds, prayers, offerings, bullfighting, plantation yax-che, the baxawacax.
Typically in their celebrations taste typical foods like stuffing black, chachakwaj, pi'ibilwaaj depends on the religious ceremony. In the Santa Cruz Museum XbáalamNaj Maya, you can permanently expose the history of ex-boarding, works of artists, local music "maya pax" and handcrafts.El museum displays weapons, paintings and documents of the Caste War, and as photographs, models and information sheets about the founding of Chan Santa Cruz, today Felipe Carrillo Puerto. It has four permanent galleries and temporary exhibitions of artists from the region, as well as an auditorium, library, video library and store. Organizes guided tours, concerts, lectures, presentations and workshops art publishers.